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LA vacation pics, and some.




Hi there, Renxkyoko Iglesias here. * waves *


So , my cousin just recovered the pics she took of me doing something nasty on THAT guy’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame last week  .


Do I look fierce enough ?

There is another one of me giving it the middle finger, but for some reason, I find the photo quite indecent and lewd.. I self – censored it, he he.


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At the Getty Museum….. I think that’s a Van Gogh.


Okay, while I ‘m at it, I want to show you guys some art stuff  we have here at home.  The paintings are by two  famous painters in the Philippines, and,  in fact, we were notified years ago to send photos of the paintings so that this art group (  Tuesday Group , they are called ) could keep track of where the paintings of these artists are located, and have them authenticated, especially now that they are deceased.  I am sure the value of these paintings has already gone up, and that’s an understatement.




Above is  water color painting by E…. can’t tell the name of the painter. Sorry for the glare.


Oil by XXXXX.



Water color by E.





We have 3 more of E’s  but I don’t have  time to look for  them in my photo gallery.


E’s mural at the SSS Bldg. ( Social Security System ) Philippines


and below is a commissioned painting  by E for  President Aguinaldo’s ancestral home (  first president of the Philippines when the country declared independence from Spain…. short lived , because the  Philippines was immediately ceded to the US by Spain for $ 20 M…….. cheap country )




So why do we have 10 of E’s paintings (  some are at our house in the Philippines, and too big to bring to the US )….. because he was a relative who was very close to my mother’s family, ( he came from a poor family and I think my grandfather  helped him and his sister with college tuition fees,  and so he sold some  fine paintings to my mother at just 10% of the actual  value. In fact, he wanted to give them away free but my mother insisted on paying .  His paintings are now highly priced.


So, that’s the story .


Alright, this is all for now.  By the way, I am supposed to talk about a potentially life – changing career move, but I guess that can wait.


Bye and thanks for reading.


















A 3 -day vacation in LA


Hi, Renxkyoko Iglesias here.


I had a fun and relaxing 3 – day vacation in Los Angeles with my cousin last week.  We were supposed to stay at my brother’s place in Long Beach, but he was out of town. Good thing we were able to get an Airbnb right in downtown LA. My sister lives a bit far away from LA, and she has work, so  bnb is the most convenient place to stay… it’s just a 2- mile walk or so to Hollywood Walk of Fame.  But here’s the thing….. I forgot my cellphone at home.  My cousin had her cell of course but she’s not much of a picture -taker. She did take a picture of  T-t-t-rump’s  star and my own hand giving it the middle finger, and though she posted it on Snapchat , she didn’t save the picture. Darn it. It was so amusing though  to see people lining up to stomp their feet on this guy’s star. (  The images below are not mine )


Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Tagged With Swastika ...



We also went to the Getty Museum, and for the first time, saw  real Monet and Van Gogh paintings. I was in awe.  I bought one Van Gogh print.  By the way, I saw the real Mona Lisa painting at Louvre in Paris, and was a bit ( just a teeny, weeny bit, okay ? ) surprised  the painting was small, like 2 ft x 2 ft.?? . I imagined it a bit larger than that.



Sorry for the blurry pictures.


Back to LA……


We went hiking ( with my sister  who got a day off ) at Runyon Canyon, and managed to get to the top to see a clear view of the famous Hollywood sign and the whole city of LA.  And guess what, James Lebron walked past us , shirtless, and,  our eyes met, woohoo, and I thought I heard him say, Hi…… ,  my cousin said, ” nope,  it was the guy walking behind him”, and added,  ” Ren,  I see stars in your eyes. ”  Sadly, it was just Lebron that we saw. I  had hoped for more, like Zac Efron, shirtless.     Uhm,  never mind.  Lebron  was totally legit.


Here’s a random pic of yours truly at the Hollywood Walk of Fame , taken in 2012.

This is all for now.

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